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"The Beggar who Professed his Love for a Prince", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Farid al-Din `Attar (ca. 1142–1220)

Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
dated A.H. 892/A.D. 1487
Geography:
present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Painting: H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm) W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Page: H. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm) W. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.210.28
451729

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